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13 December 2019

This year the community of Rustenburg blossomed… Some of us had the opportunity to branch out, produce fruit and some of us were pruned. For some of us, this year was a time to grow closer to one another. 


One thing I know for sure – if we stand together, we are stronger – and 2020 will hopefully be no different. 


I would like to take this opportunity to thank our readers, clients, suppliers and supporters for their significant and wonderful contributions. You have made 2019 one the best and it will definitely be one for the wall. 


This year, we’ve had our ups and downs in the political arena – but it was all soon forgotten as the Springboks won the World Cup and lifted the Webb Ellis trophy when we beat England. For a few moments, the entire country’s heart beat as one. 


We’ve also endured many hardships this year – especially the long-lasting drought in large parts of the country. Thankfully, the heavens have opened, and we are blessed with rain… We thank our Heavenly Father. 


In the crime sphere – we must solute our men and women in blue for their invaluable service. More so, our community crime forums and security companies – we sleep safe and sound at night, knowing that you have our backs. We are tremendously appreciative. 


This year we lost many loved ones. The community of Rustenburg also lost our very own Margaret Thatcher and Saint Theresa, a pillar and strength – our very own Naomi Kleinschmidt Pasino. I tribute the following words to Naomi (from Hear You Me, by Jimmy Eat World) – 


“There’s no one in town I know
You gave us some place to go
I never said thank you for that
I thought I might get one more chance
What would you think of me now
So lucky, So strong, So proud?
I never said thank you for that
Now I’ll never have a chance
May angels lead you in
Hear you me my friends…”


This year partnerships were forged, new love created, and babies born. We thank our Almighty God for all our precious loved ones.  


We are a family. We are the Rustenburg community and we must look out for one another. 
As 2020 is on our doorstep, I urge you to follow the rules of the road and return home safely next year. 


We look forward to having another amazing year with you. Our offices open on 13 January 2020.

 I leave you with John 15: 5, 8 [NKJV] – “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.”


Yours faithfully,

Myrtle Brough
Editor, Platinum Publishers

 

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